Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Campbell Creek Trail Improvements

Campbell Creek Project Update, 2021​

Phase 4 was completed in the fall of 2020, and the trail is now completely open. Phase 5 is tentatively scheduled to begin in fall 2021 with a bridge replacement at the Fairbanks Street spur. More information about Phase 5 and other construction/improvements is listed below.

Campbell Creek Trail Improvements (Multi-Year,​ Phased Construction)

Project Overview​​

The multi-use greenbelt trail provides a safe means of access for users to a large portion of the Anchorage Bowl and Campbell Creek Watershed. Popular with Anchorage residents and visitors, Campbell Creek Trail parallels Campbell Creek for 7.5 miles from Northwood Drive at West Dimond Boulevard northeast to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (MLK Jr. Ave).​The Campbell Creek Watershed is a natural asset providing many recreational and fishing opportunities, natural flood control, salmon viewing, and quality habitat for both fish and wildlife. Due to its popularity, Campbell Creek Trail has experienced significant wear over the years.​

View the overall plan graphic​.​

Project History

2015: an engineering assessment was conducted for the entire 7.5 mile trail corridor, bridges and underpasses. The assessment was used to identify the highest priority areas and develop cost estimates for repair.

2016: due to severe winter erosion, two segments of heavily damaged trail were realigned/reconstructed and streambank restoration occurred. The segments were located near the Greenhill Way and Rovenna Street trail spurs.

2017-Spring 2018: Phase 1 & 2 trail rehabilitation starting at W. Dimond Blvd. and Northwood Trail Spur and ending at C St. underpass.

Summer 2018 Phase 3 began starting at 76th Avenue/Taku Park North Parking Lot and continued to Lynwood Park. *This phase will continue construction into spring of 2019.

Winter 2019: Phase 4 engineering design & fundraising, section will tentatively be starting at Lynwood Park and continuing to 67th Place spur (just north of Dowling Ave.).

Summer 2019: Continue Phase 3 construction and then begin rehabilitation on Phase 4 in late summer.

Summer 2020: Complete Phase 4 construction and begin bridge replacement project for Phase 5.

  • 2013 State of Alaska Legislative Grant - $160k

  • 2016 APR Bond - $637k

  • 2017 APR Bond - $710k

  • 2018 APR Bond - $750k

  • 2018 Residual Streambank Improvement Grant, State of AK - $200k

  • 2019 APR Bond - $750k

  • 2020 APR Bond - $600k

  • Total to date: (January, 2021): $3,807,000.00


To date, the project team has successfully completed construction of Phases 1, 2,3 and 4, including the main trail corridor and associated trail spurs starting at W. Dimond Boulevard. and continuing north of E Dowling Road.

Phase 5 is slated to begin in the fall of 2021, and will include a bridge replacement and minor trail realignment at the Fairbanks St. Spur. 

A wayfinding signage plan has been developed and improvements started with the implementation of new mile markers and emergency locate signs along the entire trail corridor, installed in 2018. Other wayfinding improvements will continue as funding allows. If you are interested in trail sponsorship opportunities, please contact our non-profit partner,The Anchorage Park Foundation.

2021 Construction Schedule:


View the Concept Drawings

See access side bar link for digital detour maps.

Phase 1 - 2017: (Click HERE for MAP)

Approximately 1 mile of trail rehabilitation from West Dimond Blvd. to Minnesota Dr.; including all associated neighborhood trail spurs.

Schedule: Completed summer 2017!

Phase 2 - 2018: (Click HERE for MAP)

The scope  included approximately 1.5 miles of trail rehabilitation from Minnesota Dr. to west of C St..; this phase was a continuation of phase 1 rehabilitation.

Schedule: Completed summer 2018.

Phase 3 - 2018-19: (Click HERE for MAP)

The scope  includes approximately 1.5 miles of trail rehabilitation from 76th Avenue at the Taku Park north parking lot to Lynwood Park.

Schedule: began in 2018 and will continue until July 2019.

Phase 4 - Fall 2019 - Spring 2020:

Phase 4 construction completed fall 2020, includes​: Campbell Creek Trail between 64th Avenue to 56th Avenue.​​

For questions contact:

Maeve Nevins-Lavtar, Project Manager/Senior Park Planner, (907)-343-4135 or


Project Concepts​

​​Senior Park Planner Maeve Nevins-Lavtar, (907)-343-4135 or